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Henri Matisse's 148th Birthday


Today, Dec. 31, is the 148th anniversary of the birth of French painter🎨, printmaker and sculptor, Henri Matisse🎨, in full Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse, (born December 31, 1869, Le Cateau, Picardy, France - died November 3, 1954, Nice), artist often regarded as the most important French painter🎨 of the 20th century.


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Joachim Patinir | Northern Renaissance painter


Joachim Patinir, in full Joachim de Patinir, Patinir also spelled Patinier or Patenier, (born c. 1485, Bouvignes or Dinan, Namur, Belgium - died October 5, 1524, Antwerp), Flemish painter**, the first Western artist known to have specialized in landscape painting.
Little is known of his early life, but his work reflects an early knowledge of the painting of Gerard David**, the last of the Early Netherlandish painters. He may have studied under Hiëronymus Bosch**, the painter of fantastic allegories and landscapes.


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Francisco De Zurbarán | Baroque Era painter ⁽²⁾


Francisco de Zurbarán**, (baptized November 7, 1598, Fuente de Cantos, Spain - died August 27, 1664, Madrid), major painter of the Spanish Baroque** who is especially noted for religious subjects.
His work is characterized by Caravaggesque** naturalism and tenebrism, the latter a style in which most forms are depicted in shadow but a few are dramatically lighted.


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Francisco De Zurbarán | Baroque Era painter


Francisco de Zurbarán (baptized November 7, 1598 - August 27, 1664) was a Spanish painter**. He is known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes. Zurbarán gained the nickname Spanish Caravaggio**, owing to the forceful, realistic use of chiaroscuro in which he excelled.


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Albrecht Altdorfer | Northern Renaissance painter


Albrecht Altdorfer, (born c. 1480 - died Feb. 12, 1538, Regensburg [Germany]), German painter**, printmaker, and draftsman who was one of the founders of landscape painting.
Altdorfer spent most of his life in Regensburg, becoming a citizen in 1505 and in later years serving as official architect of the city and a member of its inner council. He was the guiding spirit of the Danube school of painting.


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Marc Chagall | Expressionist /Cubist painter | Quotes

  • Mine alone is the country of my soul.
  • When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.
  • Color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.
  • The freer the soul, the more abstract painting becomes.
  • I am out to introduce a psychic shock into my painting, one that is always motivated by pictorial reasoning: that is to say, a fourth dimension.

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Jacob Jordaens | Baroque Era painter ⁽²⁾


Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens** (19 May 1593 - 18 October 1678) was a Flemish painter**, draughtsman and tapestry designer known for his history paintings, genre scenes and portraits.
After Peter Paul Rubens** and Anthony van Dyck**, he was the leading Flemish Baroque painter of his day.
Unlike those contemporaries he never travelled abroad to study Italian painting**, and his career is marked by an indifference to their intellectual and courtly aspirations.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Jordaens see:

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Gaudenzio Ferrari | The Concert of Angels, 1534-1536


The Concert of Angels is a Fresco created between 1534 and 1536 by Gaudenzio Ferrari (c. 1471 - January 11, 1546) a Northern Italian painter** and sculptor of the Renaissance** and housed in Sanktuarium Santa Maria delle Grazie, Saronno, Italy.

Gaudenzio Ferrari was born to Franchino Ferrari at Valduggia in the Valsesia in the Duchy of Milan. Valduggia is now in the Province of Vercelli in Piedmont. He is said to have first learned the art of painting at Vercelli from Gerolamo Giovenone.


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Jacob Jordaens | Baroque Era painter


Jacob Jordaens, (baptized May 20, 1593, Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands [now in Belgium] - died October 18, 1678, Antwerp), Baroque artist** whose boisterous scenes of peasant life and sensuous allegories made him one of the most important painters of 17th-century Flanders.
Jordaens studied, like Peter Paul Rubens**, under the painter Adam van Noort, and he married his master’s daughter in 1616, the year after his admission to the guild of painters.
Early in his career Jordaens executed designs for tapestries, and such paintings as Allegory of Fertility (c. 1625) reveal his training as a decorator.


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Jusepe de Ribera | Baroque Era painter ⁽²⁾


José de Ribera (1591-1652)** was an Spanish painter**, known for his Baroque** dramatic realism and his depictions of religious and mythological subjects.
He spent most of his life in Italy. ..

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Ribera see:

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Marc Chagall | Quotes / Aforismi ⁽³⁾

  • I am working in Paris. I cannot for a single day get the thought out of my head that there probably exists something essential, some immutable reality, and now that I have lost everything else (thank God, it gets lost all on its own) I am trying to preserve this and, what is more, not to be content. In a word: I am working.
  • I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.

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Marc Chagall | Quotes / Aforismi ⁽²⁾

  • Color is everything. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.
  • Despite all the troubles of our world, in my heart I have never given up on the love in which I was brought up or on man's hope in love. In life, just as on the artist's palette, there is but one single colour that gives meaning to life and art–the colour of love.

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Marc Chagall | Quotes / Aforismi

    Love and fantasy, go hand in hand.
  • I've always painted pictures in which human love floods my colors.
  • Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
  • In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love.
  • All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.

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Egisto Lancerotto | Genre painter


Egisto Lancerotto (August 21, 1847 - May 31, 1916) was an Italian painter**, mainly of genre scenes of Venice.
He was born in Noale. His father, a bureaucrat in that town, was transferred to Venice when Egisto was young. Lancerotto attended the Venetian Accademia di Belle Arti, where his professors were Napoleone Nani, Michelangelo Grigoletti, Federico Moja and Pompeo Marino Molmenti. The latter was likely his strongest influence.


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Irish Artists | Sitemap

 Phoebe Anna Traquair | Arts and Crafts Movement painter

List of Irish Artists by century and artistic movements definition


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Toshio Ebine 海老根俊雄, 1978 | Romantic Fantasy painter


Japanese painter Toshio Ebine** creates vast, windswept scenes full of balloons, lone animals, and a sense of odd foreboding in what should, by rights, be sweet illustrations for children's books.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Ebine see:

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Paris Bordone | High Renaissance painter


Paris Bordóne, in full Paris Paschalinus Bordone, Bordone also spelled Bordon, (born c. 1500, Treviso, Republic of Venice [Italy] - died Jan. 19, 1571, Venice), Renaissance** Venetian painter of religious, mythological, and anecdotal subjects. He is perhaps best known for his striking sexualized paintings of women.
After his father’s death, Bordone moved with his mother to Venice. He probably became a pupil of Titian** about 1516 but remained in his workshop for under two years.


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José de Ribera | Baroque Era painter


José de Ribera** (1591-1652) was born in Spain, at Játiva near Valencia, and probably received his training there under Francisco Ribalta.
He moved soon afterwards to Italy and following a period in Rome settled in Naples in 1616.
Ribera became well known for the realism of his treatment of violent subjects such as 'The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew' and 'The Flaying of Marsyas' (Pitti, Florence, and Museo di San Martino, Naples, respectively), but he also painted genre scenes and religious subjects in a refined classical mode characterised by a rich palette.| © The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London


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Luca Giordano | Baroque Era painter ⁽³⁾


Luca Giordano** (1634-1705) was the leading Neapolitan painter** of the later 17th century. He was born in Naples and was trained by Ribera. He was known as Fa Presto ('does it quickly') because of his speed of painting. His work influenced developments in 18th century art in Naples and elsewhere in Italy.
His style was formed by his experience of Neapolitan art (dominated by the work of Caravaggio**), and by his knowledge of the leading Roman painters of the early 17th century notably Annibale Carracci**, Pietro da Cortona, and the great Venetian artists of the 16th century.


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Luca Giordano | Baroque Era painter ⁽²⁾


Luca Giordano** (18 October 1634 - 12 January 1705) was an Italian** late Baroque painter** and printmaker in etching. Fluent and decorative, he worked successfully in Naples and Rome, Florence and Venice, before spending a decade in Spain.
Born in Naples, Giordano was the son of the painter Antonio Giordano.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Giordano see:

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Luca Giordano | Baroque Era painter


Luca Giordano**, (born Oct. 18, 1634, Naples - died Jan. 3, 1705, Naples), the most celebrated and prolific Neapolitan painter** of the late 17th century.
His nickname Luca Fa Presto (“Luca, Work Quickly”) is said to derive from his painter-copyist father’s admonitions, which were certainly heeded.
His other nickname, Proteus, was acquired as a result of his reputed skill in producing pastiches in the style of almost any artist.


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Hieronymus Bosch | Northern Renaissance painter


Hiëronymus Bosch, also spelled Jheronimus Bos, pseudonym of Jeroen van Aeken, Aeken also spelled Aquen or Aken, also called Jeroen Anthoniszoon (born c. 1450, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Brabant [now in the Netherlands] - buried August 9, 1516, ’s-Hertogenbosch), brilliant and original northern European painter whose work reveals an unusual iconography of a complex and individual style.
He was recognized as a highly imaginative “creator of devils” and a powerful inventor of seeming nonsense full of satirical and moralizing meaning.


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John Frederick Lewis | Victorian / Orientalist / Genre painter


John Frederick Lewis RA** (London 14 July 1804 - 15 August 1876) is considered one of the most important Victorian artists to visit the Middle East.
The son of Frederick Christian Lewis, a successful engraver, he gained early success as a painter of animals and sporting subjects. In 1840-1 Lewis travelled, via Italy, Greece and Turkey, to Cairo, where he remained for the next ten years.
Lewis made nearly six hundred watercolours and drawings throughout the decade.


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Gentile da Fabriano | Gothic Era painter


Gentile da Fabriano, original name Niccolò di Giovanni di Massio (born c. 1370, Fabriano, Papal States [Italy]-died 1427, Rome), foremost painter of central Italy at the beginning of the 15th century, whose few surviving works are among the finest examples of the International Gothic style.


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Hiroshi Yoshida | Landscape painter / printmaker


Hiroshi Yoshida / 吉田 博 (September 19, 1876 - April 5, 1950) was a 20th-century Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker.
He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints.
Yoshida travelled widely, and was particularly known for his images of non-Japanese subjects done in traditional Japanese woodblock style, including the Taj Mahal, the Swiss Alps, the Grand Canyon, and other National Parks in the United States.


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Edward Portielje | Genre painter

Edward Antoon Portielje (1861-1949) was an Belgian🎨 genre painter.
Portielje was born in 1861 in Antwerp, the son and brother of artists. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp under Charles Verlat. Although Impressionist style🎨 was becoming increasingly fashionable throughout Europe in Portielje’s early years, he maintained the “academic” manner taught in the French🎨 and Belgian🎨 academies and characterized by a high degree of finish. Similarly, he chose genre scenes and anecdotal subject matter long familiar to Dutch audiences.



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Bernardo Strozzi | Music players in the Baroque era


Baroque painter** Bernardo Strozzi, named il Cappuccino and il Prete Genovese (c. 1581 - 2 August 1644) was one of the most influential Italian painters of the early 17th century, especially in Genoa and Venice.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Strozzi see:

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Luca Signorelli | High Renaissance painter


Luca Signorelli, in full Luca d’Egidio di Ventura de’ Signorelli, also called Luca da Cortona (born 1445/50, Cortona, Republic of Florence - died Oct. 16, 1523, Cortona), Renaissance painter**, best known for his nudes and for his novel compositional device.
It is likely that Signorelli was a pupil of Piero della Francesca** in the 1460s.
The first certain surviving work by him, a fragmentary fresco (1474) now in the museum at Città di Castello, shows a strong influence from Piero**.


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Anton Raphael Mengs | Neoclassical painter


Anton Raphael Mengs, Raphael also spelled Raffael (born March 22, 1728, Aussig, Bohemia [now Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic]-died June 29, 1779, Rome, Papal States [Italy]), Bohemian painter who was perhaps the leading artist of early Neoclassicism.


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Bernardo Strozzi | Portraits of composer Claudio Monteverdi

Bernardo Strozzi** | Claudio Monteverdi portrait, 1640

Artist: Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644)**
Title: Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Date: 1640
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 84 × 70.5 cm (33.1 × 27.8 in)
Current location: Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum


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Bernardo Strozzi | Baroque painter


Bernardo Strozzi, named il Cappuccino and il Prete Genovese (c. 1581 - 2 August 1644) was an Italian** Baroque painter and engraver.
A canvas and fresco artist, his wide subject range included history, allegorical, genre and portrait paintings as well as still lifes.
Born and initially mainly active in Genoa, he worked in Venice in the latter part of his career. His work exercised considerable influence on artistic developments in both cities.


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Fra Bartolomeo | High Renaissance painter


Fra Bartolommeo, Bartolommeo also spelled Bartolomeo, also called Bartolomeo della Porta or Baccio della Porta (born March 28, 1472, Florence [Italy] - died Oct. 31, 1517, Florence), painter who was a prominent exponent in early 16th-century Florence of the High Renaissance style**.
Bartolommeo served as an apprentice in the workshop of Cosimo Rosselli and then formed a workshop with the painter Mariotto Albertinelli.


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Laurits Andersen Ring | Symbolist / Genre painter


Laurits Andersen Ring (15 August 1854 - 10 September 1933) was one of the foremost Danish painters of the turn of the 20th century, who pioneered both symbolism** and social realism in Denmark.
Considered one of the masterpieces of Danish culture, his painting Summer Day by Roskilde Fjord was included in the 2006 Danish Culture Canon.


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Wendy Mould | Magical Realism painter


Wendy Mould is an British painter**, illustrator and sculptor. She studied at both Ipswich and Norwich Art Schools specializing in sculpture.
Since then she has also worked on painting and illustration. In turn this has led to a number of related projects including both writing and illustrating the children’s book ‘Ants in my Pants’. Wendy also designs fabric and textiles.


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Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) | Orientalist painter


Jacques Majorelle, son of the celebrated Art Nouveau furniture designer Louis Majorelle, was a French painter🎨. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Nancy in 1901 and later at the Académie Julian in Paris with Schommer and Royer.
Majorelle became a noted Orientalist painter, but is most remembered for constructing the villa and gardens that now carry his name, the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech.


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Anna Marinova, 1983


Russian painter🎨 Анна Маринова was born in St. Petersburg. In 2000 - 2004 studied in St. Petersburg Roerich College of Art.
In 2010 graduated from Repin🎨 State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Studies in the faculty of painting, easel painting workshop of prof. Sokolov.


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Giorgio Belloni | Neo-Impressionist Seascape painter


Giorgio Belloni (Codogno (Lodi), 1861 - Azzano di Mezzegra (Como), 1944) was an Italian painter**.
A pupil of Giuseppe Bertini at the Brera Academy, Belloni made his debut in 1879 with two perspective views of interiors. After a stay in Verona, during which he painted his first landscapes en plein air, he settled in Milan, where he established himself as a landscape painter as from 1882.
The success achieved in Venice at the Esposizione Nazionale Artistica di Venezia of 1887 made him known beyond the regional borders.


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Kathryn White | Decorative painter

Kathryn White | British Decorative painter

Kathryn White, British painter, is a leading licensing artist for the gift, home decor and stationery markets. While living in England, Kathryn found inspiration in the Cotswold Hills that surrounded her home, and from her frequent trips to Europe.
The flea markets of Paris, the hills of Umbria in Italy, and the simple classic charm of Stockholm in Sweden have all found expression in her work.


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Anton Mauve | Romantic / Genre painter | The Barbizon school of painters


Anton Mauve, (born September 18, 1838, Zaandam, Netherlands - died February 5, 1888, Arnhem), Dutch** Romantic painter who, like his friends Jozef Israëls** and the three Maris brothers, was profoundly influenced by the French landscape painter Camille Corot** and the Barbizon school.
Mauve settled at The Hague about 1870, painting in the neighbouring fishing village of Scheveningen.


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Lucas Cranach the Elder | Northern Renaissance painter ⁽²⁾


German** Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (c. 1472 - 16 October 1553) was born at Kronach in upper Franconia, probably in 1472. His exact date of birth is unknown. He learned the art of drawing from his father Hans Maler (his surname meaning "painter" and denoting his profession, not his ancestry, after the manner of the time and class). His mother, with surname Hübner, died in 1491.


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Lucas Cranach the Elder | Northern Renaissance painter


Lucas Cranach the Elder🎨 (c. 1472 - 16 October 1553) was a German🎨 Renaissance painter🎨 and printmaker in woodcut and engraving.
He was court painter to the Electors of Saxony for most of his career, and is known for his portraits, both of German princes and those of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation, whose cause he embraced with enthusiasm, becoming a close friend of Martin Luther.


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Nicky Boehme, 1958 | Romantic painter


Nicky Boehme’s paintings of quaint, peaceful, scenes awash with dramatic light and vibrant color, draw the viewer into a romantic and memorable adventure of a special place and time. Ms. Boehme studied Technical art at the Oakland Art Institute in California and went on to become the Art Director of several national art agencies.
It was at this time that she received numerous awards as an illustrator and graphic designer. She has had many feature articles on her art in national magazines and trade publications. Her art has been published internationally in several books.
Nicky is an artist member of the National Society of Marine Artists and the Oil Painter of America.


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Mariana Palova, 1990 | Fantasy surrealism painter


Mariana Palova is an Mexican artist🎨. When she was a child simple visions made incursion in her life, such visions she exaggerated or included in elements of living things through drawings.
At 16, counting with a low training in visual arts, as a result of her self-taught formation, she starts to feel an interest for digital photography, thanks to the fascination found in the experience of looking at herself as she really was, even in the most superfluous environment.


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Gerard David | Northern Renaissance painter


Gerard David (c. 1460 - 13 August 1523) was an Early Netherlandish painter and manuscript illuminator known for his brilliant use of color. Only a bare outline of his life survives, although some facts are known.
He may have been the Meester gheraet van brugghe who became a master of the Antwerp guild in 1515. He was very successful in his lifetime and probably ran two workshops, in Antwerp and Bruges.
Like many painters of his period, his reputation diminished in the 17th century until he was rediscovered in the 19th century.


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Yaroslav Gerzhedovich, 1970 | Surrealist / Gothic style painter


Yaroslav Gerzhedovich was born in Leningrad in 1970, later graduating from the Nikolai Roerich Fine School of Arts. Gerzhedovich's works are always masterfully painted with his style echoing those of the old masters.
His graphic works are drawn in muted tones, resemble illustrations to nonexistent fictional novels and have found numerous fans after frequently popping up on the Internet. The World Wide Web became not only a means for sharing his artistic call to escape mundane reality for the world of fantasy but also a source of inspiration for the artist.


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Sue Halstenberg | Victorian elegance


Sue Halstenberg's paintings are vibrant portraits of love, beauty and healing energies.
Her artwork is in Dr. Doreen Virtue’s oracle cards is also reproduced as stitchery kits, pillows and tapestries. Sue's art studio is in Ojai CA.
Sue Halstenberg began her career working as a fashion illustrator for the Southern California department stores.
A few years later she started her own business, accepting commissions for portrait and figure paintings in pastel and acrylic.


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Direk Kingnok, 1976 | Watercolor Cityscape painter


Direk was born in a small town in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
He grew up among natural surroundings and interested in art since childhood.
At age 9 he won a gold medal from the International Children’s Art Competition Japan and several times later, That must be the starting point for his art more seriously.


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Wilhelm von Schadow | Romantic painter


Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow (7 September 1789 - 19 March 1862) was a German** Romantic painter.
  • Biography
He was born in Berlin, the second son of the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow, who gave him his first lessons in drawing. He then turned to painting, and was instructed by Weitsch.
In 1806-1807 Schadow served as a soldier. In 1810 he traveled with his elder brother Rudolph to Rome where he became one of the leading painters of the Nazarene movement.


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Giuseppe Cominetti | Italian Divisionism / Neo-Impressionism painter

Giuseppe Cominetti - I conquistatori del sole

Giuseppe Cominetti (Salasco, Province of Vercelli, 1882 - Rome, 1930) was an Italian painter**.
His brother Gian Maria Cominetti (1884-1961) was a notable writer and screenwriter. He studied till 1898 in the Lyceum Massimo D'Azeglio in Turin.
He received his first training was at the Albertina Academy of Turin, but moved in 1902 to Genoa where he came into contact with Plinio Nomellini** and the work of Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen.


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John Singer Sargent | Gassed, 1919


Gassed is a very large oil painting completed in March 1919 by American** painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)**. It depicts the aftermath of a mustard gas attack during the First World War, with a line of wounded soldiers walking towards a dressing station.